Write the Damn Book Already

Ep 54: Romance Writing and Marketing with Novelist Mary Belle

September 06, 2023 Elizabeth Lyons
Write the Damn Book Already
Ep 54: Romance Writing and Marketing with Novelist Mary Belle
Show Notes

In the latest episode of the Write the Damn Book Already podcast, debut novelist Mary Belle and I talked about her going all in on her writing career (while raising a 3-year-old).

Mary knew exactly what she needed from her first beta readers (and it wasn't just critique), and with her background in social media marketing and event planning, her creative marketing strategy will inspire you. She's implemented an approach that, among other things, involves setting up curated events with local retailers that perfectly align with the theme of her book and selling directly to readers, which cuts out the middleman and lets her connect with her audience on a deeply personal level. 

If you're ready to take exciting risks, set your own deadlines (and sticking to them), and find creative ways to market your work (and have fun doing it), this episode is for you! 



Mary Belle is a first-time self-published contemporary romance author with a background in digital marketing. She writes relatable love stories with equal parts spice and humor. Her debut steamy rom-com Vivi il Momento has, to date, sold 500+ copies with 50+ five-star reviews in just under two months since it’s been released. She is a work from home toddler mom, and lives with her husband and daughter in New York. Currently, she’s working on the sequel to Vivi il Momento.




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